Spicy Pretzels

    2 hours 5 mins

    Pretzels with a bite! This snack is shaken, not baked. Lemon pepper is the secret ingredient, and gives the spice marinade mixture a wonderful zest.

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    Makes: 10 servings

    • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
    • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
    • 1 (1 ounce) package dry Ranch-style dressing mix
    • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 1/2 (15 ounce) packages mini pretzels

    Prep:5min  ›  Extra time:2hr marinating  ›  Ready in:2hr5min 

    1. In a small bowl, mix together cayenne pepper, lemon pepper, garlic salt, ranch-style dressing mix and vegetable oil.
    2. Place pretzels in a large, sealable plastic bag. Pour in mixture from bowl. Shake well. Allow pretzels to marinate in the mixture approximately 2 hours before serving. Shake occasionally to maintain coating.

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    This recipe was so easy and great tasting. I took these to a football game. The fans found them more exciting then the game, and we're talking about die-hard fans. I did do one more step to the recipe. It says for you to marinate the pretzels in a zip lock bag. I did mix it in a zip lock bag, but then put them on a cookie sheet and baked them at 250 for about 15 minutes. That way it soaks up all the liquid. Please try it!  -  11 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I have to agree with the previous person in some respects. I liked these pretzels, but couldn't eat very many of them because they were so incredibly salty. I think you could probably cut the garlic salt in half (or more). I also didn't find them to be extremely spicy-hot, just salty. Again, I did like them, but a little went a long way.  -  05 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These are great! I used a bunch of mini pretzel balls that I'd bought in bulk for this recipe and they worked just as good as mini twists. I cut WAY down on the oil, probably only 1/6 of a cup that I drizzled over the pretzels that I had in a cake pan. I shook them till they were covered, sprinkled the spice mix (that I used Morton's Hot Salt instead of the cayenne in) over top of them and stuck them in the oven at 325 for probably 15 minutes, stirring a few times. These are definitely addicting.  -  27 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)